Clara Saraiva (PhD 1999) is a social and cultural anthropologist, a senior researcher at Centre for Comparative Studies in Lisbon, University of Lisbon, where she coordinates the Research Group Citizenship, Critical Cosmopolitanism, Modernity and (Post)Colonialism (CITCOM). She was a Visiting Professor at University of California Berkeley (2013), Brown University and a Research Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown (2001-2002 and 2008). Her main fields of research deal with the anthropology of religion and ritual, in the relation with medical anthropology and also with heritage. She has publications on these themes and is the co-editor (with Peter Jan Margry) of the Lit-Verlag series on the Ethnology of Religion. She is the President of the Association of Portuguese Anthropology (APA), a board member of the of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA), as well as a board member of the WCAA Ethics Task Force, and a former vice-president of the Society for International Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF).